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Glyndwr's Way in KnightonKnighton Powys Wales
Glyndwr's Way National Trail is named after Owain Glyndwr (portrayed in Shakespeare's play Henry IV, Part 1 as Owen Glendower), the famous Welsh Warrior and folk hero who fought a campaign for an independent Welsh nation in the early 15th century. The 135 mile - 217km trail is a long distance walk which can be enjoyed as a continuous journey, typically taking nine or ten days, or else you may choose to walk the trail in small chunks over a series of day trips.| The route starts in Knighton on the Welsh - English border, and runs in a giant horse-shoe across the Welsh heartlands to Machynlleth near the Dyfi estuary, and back again across Wales to Welshpool, close to the English border.| On leaving Knighton the trail soon leaves the crowds and heads into the Radnor Hills through ancient woodland, over rolling hill country, past remote hill farms, and small market towns. On the route you will visit Llangunllo, Felindre, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Abbeycwmhir, Llanidloes (including Llyn Clywedog and the foothills of Plynlimon, 752m), Aberhosan, Machynlleth (where Owain Glyndwr held his parliament in 1404), Llanbrynmair, Llangadfan, Llanwddyn (and Lake Vyrnwy), Abertridwr, Dolanog, Meifod, and finishes in the market town of Welshpool. Welshpool nestles in the upper reaches of the picturesque Severn Valley near the border between England and Wales. Here Glyndwr's Way is some three miles from Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, which can be followed all the way back to Knighton, adding about 30 miles, 19km to the walk. Please note that the long-distance route is aimed mainly at walkers and only parts of the trail are suitable for cyclists or horse riders.